Things to do in HUNTINGTON BEACH with kids

If someone asked you what you think of when it comes to fun family days out in California, what comes to mind?  Los Angeles and enjoying the magic of Disneyland or testing your handprints on the Avenue Of The Stars?  

While these are great iconic options that your kids will love - what if we told you there was seemingly endless natural beauty to enjoy, like in the stunning Redwood Regional Park, and adventure filled Eureka moment at Six Rivers National Forest?   

What if we told you there were grand snow capped mountains ready to be played on - where you can ski your heart out at Mammoth Mountain or snowboard like a champ at Northstar California in Truckee?  

What about a place like Bodie Ghost Town where you can surround you and your family in the rich history of the Gold Rush Days - days that changed the course of Californian, and American, history?

California is not all about movies and glamour.  There are majestic mountains, exciting deserts, lush forests, and fascinating history…and it’s ready to be enjoyed and explored!

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  • Shipley Nature Center

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    (3 miles) Huntington Beach

    Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area located in Huntington Beach, California. Situated within Huntington Central Park, the nature center is not only a sanctuary for the local wildlife, ...

  • Marconi Automotive Museum

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    (5 miles) Newport Beach

    First opened in 1994 by Founder Dick Marconi, this Non-Profit Museum and Special Event Venue has an impressive 30 million-dollar collection of historical, exotic, and classic cars. Discover the ...

  • Centennial Farm

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    (5 miles) Costa Mesa

    Children and their families can view pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and more while strolling though gardens of lush vegetation. Also offers private tours.

  • Newport Landing Whale Watching

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    (7 miles) Newport Beach

    Incredible family experience of witnessing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.

  • ExplorOcean

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    (7 miles) Newport Beach

    Kids can learn about the ocean with exciting hands-on activities at this Newport Beach experience, so roll up those sleeves and dive-in!

  • Liberty Skate Park

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    (7 miles) Westminster

    Entry level skate park for the beginner to intermediate skaters, open every day with free admission. 6,300 square feet of basic set up suitable for young kids.

  • Daveys Locker Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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    (7 miles) Orange County

    We offer 2.5 hour whale watching excursions as well as a full 5 to 6 hr fishing excursions out of Newport Beach, CA. Davey.

  • AMF Valley View Lanes

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    (9 miles) Garden Grove

    Modern, spacious, high tech ten pin bowling, with games arcade and diner on site. Family friendly features and great music.

  • Nickel Nickel Arcade Games

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    (9 miles) Garden Grove

    A small admission fee then over 25 free games to play, plus an additional 7,000 sq feet of other fun nickel games! Arcade fun in California!

  • Bowers Kidseum

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    (10 miles) Santa Ana

    An interactive and hands-on children's museum where families can learn about art and culture. Great art activities too! Museum fun in Santa Ana

  • Rancho Los Alamitos

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    (10 miles) Long Beach

    A fascinating attraction listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with a sacred Tongva village, traces of an 1800s ranch, and 1920s gardens.

  • Santa Ana Zoo

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    (11 miles) Santa Ana

    The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre site focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Rockin Jump Trampoline Park

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    (11 miles) Santa Ana

    Jump arenas, foam cube pits, dodgeball and trampoline fun at the Santa Ana trampoline park, perfect for those families with endless energy!

  • Adventure City

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    (11 miles) Anaheim

    Adventure City is the little theme park that's big on family fun with 17 rides, shows and attractions! Orange County's premier destination for affordable family fun in California

  • El Dorado Regional Park

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    (11 miles) Long Beach

    Outdoor fun in nature in Long Beach! With fishing lakes, archery, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a nature center!

  • Long Beach Museum of Art

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    (12 miles) Long Beach

    It's an art filled day to encourage creativity and inspire the whole family in Long Beach!

  • Knotts Soak City

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    (13 miles) Buena Park

    Loads of incredible water attractions, including speed, tube and body slides, Tidal Wave Bay and lazy river, plus huge and separate water adventure playgrounds for big kids and smaller ones.

  • Knotts Berry Farm

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    (13 miles) Buena Park

    With over 165 rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas, Knott's Berry Farm has it all when it comes to family fun!

  • The Queen Mary Tours

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    (13 miles) Long Beach

    Ghost tours...submarine tours...history tours...all on that infamous ship The Queen Mary!

  • Hullabaloos Clubhouse

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    (13 miles) Orange

    Our Mission at Hullabaloo�s Clubhouse is to provide an amazing, fun filled, safe party adventure for your family and friends. Your adventure includes our huge clubhouse themed playground, ...

  • Pony Time at Lakewood Equestrian Center

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    (13 miles) Lakewood

    Petting zoo plus a few larger animals, carousel, parent child pony care sessions and the classic pony rides.

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

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    (13 miles) Long Beach

    Journey through the wonderful Pacific Ocean at this Long Beach aquarium, filled with exhibits and over 11,000 ocean animals!

  • Harbour Beach Whale Watching Tours

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    (14 miles) Long Beach

    Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Our experienced Captains provide a ...

  • Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum

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    (14 miles) West Side

    The Intrepid's permanent flight deck exhibits include an A-12 Blackbird, an F-14 Super Tomcat, a British Scimitar, a French Entendard and a Polish MiG-21 among other many other fixed-wing aircraft ...

  • Laser Quest

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    (14 miles) Fullerton

    Laser Quest is a fast paced game for ages 5 to 85 � a high tech combination of tag and hide and seek. With the world�s most advanced laser tag equipment available, Laser Quest is played in a ...

  • Oodles Kids Gym and Learning Center

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    (15 miles) Cerritos

    A fun kids gym for active kids, parent/child classes, dance, art, and birthdays! Great indoor fun!

  • Pretend City Childrens Museum

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    (15 miles) Irvine

    A children's museum in Irvine that's ALL about the imagination, with interactive exhibits and activities that inspire kids to create, learn, and make believe!

  • Golfland

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    (16 miles) Anaheim

    The campus features five richly themed courses. The Castles of The World course features a pagoda, castle and Spanish forts with shooting water cannons. Try the jungle themed course for a lush ...

  • Fun City Bounce

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    (17 miles) Santa Fe Springs

    Indoor play center for young children. We have 18

  • Orange County Zoo

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    (17 miles) Orange

    The Orange County Zoo is nestled within beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Tucked among coastal live oak and sycamore groves, this eight acre zoo displays flora and fauna native to the southwestern ...

  • Irvine Regional Park

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    (17 miles) Orange

    There's so much to do for all ages. Has an old-town feel. Nicely shaded. Stroller/wheel chair friendly. The park is huge and everything is nicely spread out. Friendly staff. This is a great ...

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    (17 miles) San Pedro

    Discover the underwater world of Southern California... Located just steps from the ocean on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium which engages ...

  • Irvine Park Railroad

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    (17 miles) Orange

    A fun 12 minute ride through the 477 acre Irvine Park in California on a one-third scale train for the whole family!

  • Grins and Giggles Indoor Playground

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    (17 miles) Santa Fe Springs

    features bouncers, multi level playhouse, climbing structures, kiddie cars and cubby playhouse, plus toddler area.

  • Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park

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    (17 miles) Orange

    Bike and boat rentals for those active families who want to enjoy Irvine Park!